Fredy Montero

Fredy Montero
17
Forward
  • 5' 9"
  • 160 lbs.
  • 07-26-1987
  • Campo de la Cruz, Colombia

ON LOAN AT SPORTING CLUBE DE PORTUGAL, FROM JULY 22, 2013.


  • Loaned to Sporting Clube de Portugal of the Portuguese first division for the remainder of the 2013 season.
  • Loaned to Millonarios FC of the Colombian first division for the first semester of the 2013 season.
  • All-time leading scorer in franchise history with 47 goals, the third-most in MLS since 2009.
  • Three-time MLS All-Star and 2009 MLS Newcomer of the Year.
  • Coach Sigi Schmid: "Fredy has the ability to do something special, tremendous shot, very deceptive player."

How Acquired:
Signed on loan from Deportivo Cali on January 21, 2009. Signed contract extension on December 1, 2010.

Previous Clubs:
Deportivo Cali (Colombia, 2005-09), Atlético Huila (Colombia, loan 2007)

MLS Experience:

  • 2012: Set career-high with 13 goals in regular-season play and co-led team with 17 goals across all competitions. Second on team with eight assists; 13 in all competitions. Set club record with 34 total points and 119 shots in league play. Scored first hat trick of career in 6-2 win at CHV (8/25). Scored first goal of season vs. LA (5/2), a 35-yard shot that was finalist for MLS Goal of the Year. Scored four game-winning goals and five game-winning assists. Leads team with 23 game-winning goals across all competitions since 2009 and also leads team with 12 game-winning assists. Scored eight goals across all competitions in six matches in August. Became first player to appear in 100 matches for Sounders FC at MTL (6/16). Came off bench to score sixth goal in 10 career substitute appearances when he scored vs. VAN (8/18). Leads Sounders FC with seven career Open Cup goals. Scored twice in international friendly against Chelsea FC (7/18).
  • 2011: Broke team record with 33 points, tied his own team-record with 12 goals, and was second on team with nine assists. Led team in goals, shots (108), shots on goal (42) and fouls committed (55). His 33 points were good for third in MLS. Also was third in MLS in shots and shots on goal. Scored (6) or assisted (4) in each of his last eight regular season games, the longest such streak in the 2011 MLS season. His five game-winning goals were tied for tops in MLS. Scored winning free-kick in 90’ at TOR (6/18) and was voted MLS Goal of the Week. Named MLS Player of the Week after scoring two goals in 3-2 win at POR (7/10). Scored two goals just four minutes apart in the second half and propelled team to 3-1 win at VAN (9/24), the winner was a finalist for MLS Goal of the Year. Game-tying and game-winning goals in 2-1 win at NE (10/1). Game-winning goal in 87’ vs. SJ (10/15) in front of 64,140 fans at home. Appeared in 41 games, starting 37, and logged 3229 minutes across all competitions. 18 goals, including nine game-winners, and 11 assists across all competitions. Named U.S. Open Cup Player of the Tournament after scoring three-game winning goals, including the winner in the final vs. CHI (10/4). Scored lone goal in 1-0 USOC semifinal vs. DAL (8/30). Recorded both goals in 2-1 CCL win at CS Herediano (9/14). Missed matches at SJ (4/2) and vs. CHI (4/9) after wrist surgery.
  • 2010: Led the club in nearly every offensive statistical category, including goals (10), assists (10), shots (91), shots on goal (34), fouls committed (44) and fouls suffered (60). One of two players to finish season ranked top ten in MLS goals and assists. Voted MLS Player of the Month for July and was named MLS Inactive All-Star (7/27). Scored or assisted in a league-best nine consecutive matches from 6/5 to 8/8. Scored the first international goal for Sounders FC in the CONCACAF Champions League qualifier vs. Metapán (7/28). Had four game-winning goals in MLS (six in all competitions) and had four game-winning assists. Named MLS Player of the Week for Week 22 and two of his goals were voted Goal of the Week, including his 40-yard free kick at DAL (4/22) and his game-winning header at SJ (7/31). Earned the club’s Golden Boot award for second straight season. Appeared in a team-high 40 matches in all competitions with 35 starts, logging 3174 minutes with 12 goals and 11 assists. Received his Green Card in November, granting him permanent resident status in the U.S. Named MLS Player of the Year by Premios Fox Sports for the second consecutive year.
  • 2009: Won first year-end league award for club as the MLS Newcomer of the Year. Also the recipient of the team’s Golden Boot award and made All-Star team. Started all 29 appearances, including both playoff games for Seattle. Led club in points with 31 on 12 goals and 7 assists. Finished tied for third in league in goals (12) and game-winners (4). Finished first in shots (86) and second in fouls suffered (62). Scored goals in five consecutive games from 6/13/ to 7/11. Scored the first goal in club history at the 12-minute mark vs. NY (3/19), which won MLS Goal of the Week. His dipping 30-yard drive at NE (9/26) was a finalist for MLS Goal of the Year. Won MLS Player of the Month for March. Started three of four U.S. Open Cup appearances. Was named Player of the Round by TheCup.us for his play in the USOC final victory. Named Breakout Player of the Year by FOX Pan American Sports. 

Other Professional Experience:

  • 2008: Led Colom­bian Copa Mustang II in scoring with 16 goals in 22 matches for Deportivo Cali, which finished fourth. Scored five goals in 32 combined appearances during previous two league sessions after returning from loan assignment. Loaned to Atlético Huila and burst upon scene, leading first division with 13 goals in 18 games during Copa Mustang I, with club finishing runner-up, its best-ever placement.

International Experience:
Has four caps for Colombia National Team. Most recent appearance was in friendly with Venezuela at Giants Stadium (8/12/09). Scored first and only goal in Copa Sudamericana. Started Colombia’s World Cup qualifier Oct. 11, 2008 vs. Paraguay. Earned his first national team cap in friendly vs. Panama.

Personal:
Born Fredy Henkyer Montero Muñoz. Son of Fredy and Jaynne. Oldest of four children. Brother is Luiggi. Sisters are Jaynne and Fiorella. Father was a policeman. As a youth, he regularly was a top tournament scorer. At the age of 13 he approached Deportivo Cali scouts, earning a contract after a single tryout. Starred for the youth team in wins over the Colombian youth national team and a tie with Italy’s Juventus youth team.

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2013 Seattle Sounders FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 Seattle Sounders FC 33 28 13 2576 8 126 46 63 24 5 1
2011 Seattle Sounders FC 30 27 12 2304 9 108 42 55 17 7 0
2010 Seattle Sounders FC 29 27 10 2353 10 91 34 44 16 5 0
2009 Seattle Sounders FC 27 27 12 2217 7 86 32 47 33 5 1
Career Totals 119 109 47 9450 34 411 154 209 90 22 2

2013 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Seattle Sounders FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Seattle Sounders FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2012 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Seattle Sounders FC 4 4 0 317 1 4 1 5 3 0 0
MLS Regular Season Seattle Sounders FC 33 28 13 2576 8 126 46 63 24 5 1

2011 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Seattle Sounders FC 2 2 0 180 1 5 1 5 0 1 0
MLS Regular Season Seattle Sounders FC 30 27 12 2304 9 108 42 55 17 7 0

2010 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Seattle Sounders FC 2 2 0 180 0 7 2 3 0 1 0
MLS Regular Season Seattle Sounders FC 29 27 10 2353 10 91 34 44 16 5 0

2009 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Seattle Sounders FC 2 2 0 153 0 5 2 3 0 1 0
MLS Regular Season Seattle Sounders FC 27 27 12 2217 7 86 32 47 33 5 1
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves

Regular Season Game Log

Date Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
10/27/2013 LA @ SEA T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/19/2013 SEA @ DAL L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/13/2013 SEA @ POR L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/9/2013 VAN @ SEA L 4-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/5/2013 SEA @ COL L 1-5 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/29/2013 NY @ SEA T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/21/2013 SEA @ LA T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/13/2013 RSL @ SEA W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/7/2013 CHI @ SEA W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/4/2013 CHV @ SEA W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/31/2013 SEA @ CLB W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/25/2013 POR @ SEA W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/17/2013 SEA @ HOU L 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/10/2013 SEA @ TOR W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/3/2013 DAL @ SEA W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/28/2013 CHV @ SEA W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/20/2013 COL @ SEA T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/13/2013 SEA @ SJ L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/6/2013 SEA @ VAN L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/3/2013 DC @ SEA W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/22/2013 SEA @ RSL L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/8/2013 VAN @ SEA W 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/1/2013 SEA @ CHV W 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/11/2013 SJ @ SEA W 0-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/8/2013 SEA @ KC W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/4/2013 SEA @ PHI T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/20/2013 SEA @ COL W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/13/2013 NE @ SEA T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/30/2013 SEA @ RSL L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/23/2013 SEA @ SJ L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/16/2013 POR @ SEA T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/2/2013 MTL @ SEA L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/28/2012 SEA @ LA L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 7 1 3 2 0 0
10/21/2012 DAL @ SEA W 1-3 Started 90 0 2 4 2 0 4 0 0
10/17/2012 RSL @ SEA T 0-0 Started 76 0 0 2 1 2 1 0 0
10/7/2012 POR @ SEA W 0-3 Started 90 1 0 5 3 0 1 0 0
9/29/2012 SEA @ VAN T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0
9/22/2012 SJ @ SEA L 2-1 Started 90 0 0 2 0 4 2 0 0
9/15/2012 SEA @ POR T 1-1 Started 90 1 0 5 2 0 0 0 0
9/8/2012 CHV @ SEA W 1-2 Started 90 0 1 3 1 3 2 0 0
9/2/2012 SEA @ DAL T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 5 1 6 5 1 0
8/25/2012 SEA @ CHV W 6-2 Started 90 3 1 4 3 4 2 0 0
8/18/2012 VAN @ SEA W 0-2 Subbed On 29 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
8/11/2012 SEA @ SJ L 1-2 Subbed On 6 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
8/5/2012 LA @ SEA W 0-4 Started 73 1 0 5 2 2 2 0 0
7/28/2012 SEA @ COL W 2-1 Started 88 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
7/15/2012 SEA @ NY T 2-2 Subbed On 28 1 0 3 1 0 2 0 0
7/7/2012 COL @ SEA W 1-2 Subbed On 18 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
7/4/2012 SEA @ RSL T 0-0 Started 73 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0
6/30/2012 SEA @ NE T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/24/2012 SEA @ POR L 1-2 Started 89 0 0 2 1 6 2 0 1
6/20/2012 KC @ SEA T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 2 1 1 4 0 0
6/16/2012 SEA @ MTL L 1-4 Started 90 0 1 1 1 2 4 1 0
5/26/2012 SEA @ CHV T 1-1 Started 73 0 1 4 0 2 2 0 0
5/23/2012 CLB @ SEA L 2-0 Started 90 0 0 9 3 1 6 0 0
5/19/2012 SEA @ VAN T 2-2 Started 90 1 1 4 4 1 2 0 0
5/12/2012 RSL @ SEA L 1-0 Started 90 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
5/9/2012 SEA @ DAL W 2-0 Subbed On 45 2 0 4 2 2 2 1 0
5/5/2012 PHI @ SEA W 0-1 Started 90 0 1 7 3 3 0 0 0
5/2/2012 LA @ SEA W 0-2 Started 90 1 0 5 3 2 4 0 0
4/28/2012 SEA @ CHI W 2-1 Started 90 0 0 6 1 4 2 1 0
4/14/2012 COL @ SEA W 0-1 Started 89 0 0 8 3 3 4 1 0
4/7/2012 SEA @ DC T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 5 1 2 3 0 0
3/31/2012 SJ @ SEA L 1-0 Started 90 0 0 6 2 0 2 0 0
3/23/2012 HOU @ SEA W 0-2 Started 89 0 0 1 0 2 3 0 0
3/17/2012 TOR @ SEA W 1-3 Started 90 0 0 4 1 1 4 0 0
10/22/2011 SEA @ CHV W 3-1 Started 90 0 1 4 1 4 1 1 0
10/15/2011 SJ @ SEA W 1-2 Started 90 1 0 5 1 2 4 0 0
10/8/2011 PHI @ SEA L 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/1/2011 SEA @ NE W 2-1 Started 68 2 0 4 3 4 0 1 0
9/24/2011 SEA @ VAN W 3-1 Started 90 2 0 7 5 2 2 0 0
9/17/2011 DC @ SEA W 0-3 Started 78 0 1 6 2 2 3 0 0
9/10/2011 RSL @ SEA L 2-1 Started 90 1 0 6 1 0 1 0 0
8/27/2011 CLB @ SEA W 2-6 Started 90 0 1 4 1 3 1 0 0
8/20/2011 SEA @ DAL W 1-0 Started 68 0 1 4 1 4 2 1 0
8/13/2011 CHV @ SEA T 0-0 Started 83 0 0 2 0 3 1 0 0
8/6/2011 SEA @ KC W 2-1 Started 55 0 0 3 1 1 3 0 0
7/30/2011 SEA @ HOU L 1-3 Started 67 0 0 1 0 1 4 0 0
7/16/2011 COL @ SEA W 3-4 Started 89 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 0
7/10/2011 SEA @ POR W 3-2 Started 89 2 0 8 5 0 1 1 0
7/4/2011 SEA @ LA T 0-0 Started 61 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 0
6/26/2011 NE @ SEA W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/23/2011 NY @ SEA W 2-4 Started 81 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
6/18/2011 SEA @ TOR W 1-0 Started 90 1 0 1 1 4 2 0 0
6/11/2011 VAN @ SEA T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 6 1 2 1 0 0
6/4/2011 SEA @ CHI T 0-0 Subbed On 36 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0
5/28/2011 SEA @ RSL W 2-1 Subbed On 20 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0
5/25/2011 DAL @ SEA L 1-0 Started 75 0 0 2 0 1 2 0 0
5/21/2011 KC @ SEA W 0-1 Started 89 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 0
5/14/2011 POR @ SEA T 1-1 Started 90 0 1 7 1 0 1 0 0
5/7/2011 SEA @ CLB T 1-1 Started 84 1 0 3 1 3 2 1 0
5/4/2011 SEA @ DC L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 3 2 2 3 0 0
4/30/2011 TOR @ SEA W 0-3 Started 67 0 1 4 1 3 0 0 0
4/22/2011 SEA @ COL W 1-0 Started 90 1 0 2 2 3 2 1 0
4/16/2011 SEA @ PHI T 1-1 Subbed On 24 0 1 2 0 1 2 0 0
4/9/2011 CHI @ SEA W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/2/2011 SEA @ SJ T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/25/2011 HOU @ SEA T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 7 3 1 3 0 0
3/19/2011 SEA @ NY L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 4 3 1 3 0 0
3/15/2011 LA @ SEA L 1-0 Started 90 0 0 3 3 1 4 0 0
10/23/2010 SEA @ HOU L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/15/2010 CHV @ SEA W 1-2 Started 87 0 1 4 0 2 1 1 0
10/9/2010 SEA @ KC W 2-1 Started 65 0 0 1 0 3 1 1 0
10/2/2010 TOR @ SEA W 2-3 Started 90 0 0 4 2 0 1 0 0
9/25/2010 SEA @ CHI W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 2 1 2 4 0 0
9/18/2010 SEA @ CLB W 4-0 Started 90 0 0 6 1 2 2 0 0
9/9/2010 RSL @ SEA T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 2 0 2 3 0 0
9/4/2010 SEA @ NE L 1-3 Started 90 0 0 2 0 4 1 1 0
8/28/2010 CHI @ SEA W 1-2 Started 90 2 0 6 4 1 5 1 0
8/14/2010 SEA @ CHV T 0-0 Started 86 0 0 4 2 2 1 0 0
8/8/2010 HOU @ SEA W 0-2 Started 90 1 1 3 2 2 0 0 0
7/31/2010 SEA @ SJ W 1-0 Started 90 1 0 4 3 0 1 0 0
7/25/2010 COL @ SEA W 1-2 Started 90 0 1 5 2 5 4 0 0
7/15/2010 SEA @ DC W 1-0 Started 90 0 1 6 2 2 1 0 0
7/11/2010 DAL @ SEA T 1-1 Started 90 1 0 4 2 2 4 0 0
7/4/2010 SEA @ LA L 1-3 Started 90 0 1 3 0 1 2 0 0
6/27/2010 SEA @ PHI L 1-3 Started 90 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 0
6/10/2010 DC @ SEA L 3-2 Started 90 1 0 2 2 2 1 0 0
6/5/2010 NE @ SEA W 0-3 Started 90 1 1 3 1 3 2 0 0
5/29/2010 SEA @ COL L 0-1 Started 76 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0
5/22/2010 SJ @ SEA L 1-0 Started 90 0 0 2 1 0 4 0 0
5/15/2010 SEA @ NY W 1-0 Subbed On 12 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
5/8/2010 LA @ SEA L 4-0 Started 57 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
5/1/2010 CLB @ SEA T 1-1 Started 90 0 1 6 0 1 2 0 0
4/25/2010 SEA @ TOR L 0-2 Subbed On 19 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
4/22/2010 SEA @ DAL T 2-2 Started 78 1 0 2 2 3 1 1 0
4/17/2010 KC @ SEA W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 1 1 0 4 0 0
4/10/2010 SEA @ RSL T 2-2 Started 73 0 1 1 1 1 3 0 0
4/3/2010 NY @ SEA L 1-0 Started 90 0 0 5 0 1 3 0 0
3/25/2010 PHI @ SEA W 0-2 Started 90 1 1 7 2 2 3 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves